Matt Haig (2020) The Midnight Library.

An easy read. Like picking a magazine from a rack. Fling in a bit of philosophy. Sprinkle with maxims. Challenge yourself to live the best reading life you can.

Jean-Paul Sartre: Life begins on the other side of despair.

‘Every life contains many millions of decisions. Some big, some small. But every time one decision is taken over another the outcomes differ. An irreversible variation occurs, which in turn leads to other variations.’

Aristotle: Excellence was never an accident.

David Hume: A human life was of no greater importance to the universe than that of an oyster.

‘Humans are just one of nine million species.’

Henry Thoreau:

It’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.

All good things are wild and free.

If I advance confidently in the direction of my dreams, and endeavour to live the life he imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you imagined.